Is It Better To Burn Out Or To Fade Away?

Say it with me “Gunter glieben glauten globen”
Thanks, Def Leppard!

Last Monday when I announced that it was the day after the anniversary of this blog I nearly also announced that it was the last day of it as well. In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been very busy accomplishing little.

Time has become more of a premium item in my life, and I am trying to maximize the amount that I have left.

Shouldn’t we all? Yes.

Therefore last week I started devoting less time to this space and more time to other things.

What could be more important?

  • I am reading the book “Beartown”.
  • I am trying to exercise.
  • I am devoting more time to learning German. (Not like that nonsense that opened this post, however.)
  • I am trying to build a software portfolio that will help me find a job that pleases me, pays my living wage, and doesn’t require me to live in any particular place.
  • I am trying to stimulate my creative juices. Like with this photo I took while out walking last Thursday evening.

    Golden Hour

In short, I am trying to make myself happy.

Will I abandon this space? No, not yet.

Will I ignore this space? I will try not to.

Do I still love you? Of course, but naturally only in a platonic way.

Hope you had a pride-filled, enjoyable Green Egg food eating, productive Highland Games planning, or most importantly, wonderful weekend. Mine was okay, though every possible sports team for whom I rooted — Gators, Werder Bremen, Jets, Falcons, whoever is playing UGA, Packers, my fantasy football team, and Islanders — lost. Oh well, like Aaron Rogers’s collarbone, them’s the breaks.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to Is It Better To Burn Out Or To Fade Away?

  1. HamWithCam says:

    Burn out.
    It’s better to burn out.

    “It’s better to burn out
    Than to fade away”
    — Neil Young

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • Your comment made me wonder if I misquoted my source, I did not. However, I misquoted Def Leppard’s lyrics. According to one interwebs site the song lyrics are:

      “Gunter glieben glauchen globen
      All right
      I got something to say
      Yeah, it’s better to burn out
      Yeah, than fade away
      All right”

  2. Barb says:

    finally back at work after vacation & being sicker than hell.
    this place is so fucked.
    someday I will have time to type.

  3. bob says:

    Sorry you are feeling down bud.

    Happy that you are putting photos up again though, you have a great eye and your photos are really well done.

    I’m still out west, rode in Fruita CO and Moab UT. Holy hell was it incredible!!! 25+ MPH down an ATV road with 3 and 4 foot drops hooting and hollering the whole way. Hard to knock the smile off my grill right now.
    Hanging in Denver for a day before heading to Vegas for a conference. This weekend was much more fun than the upcoming week will be.

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